CLEVELAND - Clevelanders will recognize a familiar face competing to win money for a local charity Thursday evening on NewsChannel 5.
Q104 radio disc jockey Katherine Boyd will compete on the new game show, " Let's Ask America ," to try and win up to $50,000 for her charity of choice. Boyd chose to donate her winnings to the Cleveland Animal Protective League.
"Let's Ask America" is the new TV game show where contestants can win up to $50,000 from home. Four contestants are chosen to play the game via Skype from their home, answering questions about fun and irreverent topics to find out what people are thinking.
Boyd is one of four DJs competing on Thursday night's special episode, "Battle of the DJs." The other DJs competing on Thursday's show are representing stations in Cincinnati, Ohio; Phoenix, Ariz. and Tampa, Fla.
"They sent an email out to Q104 and said they were looking for DJs from across the country to do a special DJ edition of ‘Let's Ask America'– so I responded to the email," explained Boyd on how she was chosen for the show.
After several Skype auditions, she found out she made the cut.
When it was finally time to compete, Boyd had to set up shop inside her home to participate on the game show. Unlike her competitors, the studio at Q104 wasn't equipped with enough bandwidth to skype for the show, so Boyd had to create a makeshift studio from her living room.
"When you're skyping, it's so different. Things were a little delayed, things were a little fuzzy," she said. "I've never been on a game show before, so it was cool from that perspective."
Although she can't reveal whether or not she won, Boyd said it was an experience of a lifetime.
"It was so worth it … if I had a chance to do it again, absolutely, I'd do it again," she said. "It's a fun game you get to play from your living room."
Tune in to NewsChannel5 at 7:30 p.m. tonight to watch Katherine Boyd compete to win up to $50,000 on "Let's Ask America."